Hello, beautiful stranger. A kaleidoscopic spiral of Lavender, Sunflower honey, and Dates, L.S.D. sets the stage for a mind-bending beer experience as electrifying floral aromas dance atop rich notes of fruit and honey. L.S.D. is available in 750ml bottles and on draft starting on Monday, May 4, in very limited quantities.
Specialty ingredients play center stage in this recipe with the addition of Lavender, Sunflower Honey and Dates. "There's a fine line between a pleasant lavender character, and turning the beer into perfume," says Head Brewer Josh Bischoff. L.S.D. perfects that delicate balance with the addition of honey to tame the flowery aroma, and dates, which add a caramel sweetness. This unique beer was a medal winner at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the Herb and Spice category.
L.S.D. pours a light copper color with slight haze and a creamy white head. Bright, fresh-cut lavender fragrance dominates the nose, with rich brown sugar, vegetal honey, and notes of dark dates, plums, raisins. The taste of lavender is strong, yet balanced, and melds with a rich, mead-like honey base and a complex date fruitiness, making this beer potently floral, herbal, and unexpectedly drinkable.